Purchase Protocol - question

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Gershwin, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Gershwin

    Gershwin F1 Veteran
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    Feb 21, 2005
    Has anyone ever developed a purchase protocol? Basically either a spreadsheet or list of std. questions that could be submitted and whereby the seller can simply fill out and resend?
  2. don_xvi

    don_xvi F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Don the 16th
    Neat idea, it could even have a general section for all the usual stuff... Service records, clean title, bodywork, paintwork, then specific sections for models, such as does it have rust "here", does it have new exhaust manifolds, etc to address the weaknesses of particular models.
    I'd see it being more useful as a list of questions to ask; I wouldn't expect to get a lot of responses if I started mailing such a thing around to sellers. And of course it's still depenent on the honesty of the seller, but it may save a wasted PPI or worse!
  3. cgperry

    cgperry Formula Junior
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    Nov 2, 2003
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    I have a pretty good list of questions that I got years ago when was still around. It was a fairly general PPI sheet for Ferraris but it was as comprehensive as I've seen. If I can find it I could put it in Word form. It wouldn't be too hard to turn into a form that someone could fill out and re-send.
  4. jsa330

    jsa330 F1 Veteran
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    Check out I think there's some prepurchase checklists on there.

    I used a checklist I made up to screen potential purchases but don't have it any more.
  5. TigerAce

    TigerAce Formula 3

    May 29, 2003
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    Yoshi Ace
    Interesting & useful idea!

    Please list many format, so people can arrange them for own purchasing purpose. If they are classsified by models, that would be even better.
  6. F328 BobD

    F328 BobD Formula 3

    Mar 17, 2001
    Southlake, TX
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    I did as much research as possible on 328s, then used a list similar to what you mention when I purchased my 328 yrs ago... I used it as an interviewing tool for prospective cars... call it basic buying criteria. It's not that big of a deal (my list, that is)... but it helped me organize my thoughts when I went through the 6 month buying cycle... comparing cars and screening for potential visits. BTW, note my original intent was to buy a non-ABS 328. And I ended up with an '89... oh well. Everything else was exactly as I wanted and made it pretty easy to pull the trigger when I finally found the "right" car.

    87 or 88 328GTS (No ABS)

    Under 15,000 Miles
    Original Paint – Spotless – No body repairs
    Red / Tan
    US Spec.
    All Original
    Interior leather - driver's seat bolster condition

    Full History / Sevice Records / Receipts

    Major Sevice complete
    - Belts (Timing) 30K
    - Clutch (if necessary)

    Mechanically Perfect
    - Good second gear synchros
    - No oil leaks
    - Shift Shaft Seals
    - Cam Seals
    - Cam Covers
    - Head Gaskets
    - No Coolant seepage
    - Good Compression – (average 155 psi)
    - Leak-down (no more than 10-15%)
    - Cold AC

    Recall Work Completed (328 Only)
    - Flexible oil cooler lines (#143)
    - Fuel return hose (#144)
    - Front lower suspension arm forks (#146)
  7. Ken

    Ken F1 World Champ

    Oct 19, 2001
    Arlington Heights IL
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    Is it red?

    Does it run?

    Can I afford it?

    A car just needs 2 out of 3 to pass. But that's just me.

  8. kiwi348

    kiwi348 Karting

    Feb 8, 2005
    new zealand
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    ken, im pissing myself. funniest thing ive read in a long time.
    "we laugh becuase its funny, and we laugh because its true"

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